The TV series begins in the small town of Smallville on which a meteorite fell. Jonathan and Martha Kent, a couple living nearby, found a real spaceship with a small child on board at the crash site of a space body. Deciding to take the baby, the Kents gave him the name Clark. This is how a long story begins (10 seasons with 218 episodes in total) about growing up and rising Superman, perhaps the most famous comic book character.

Meanwhile, a meteor shower brought kryptonite stones to Earth, causing some of Smallville’s inhabitants to mutate and turn into villains. However, ready to defend his second homeland, Superman is always there.

Interesting Facts

  • The first season of the TV show began airing on October 16, 2001 on The WB. Moving over to The CW, the TV show has been renewed numerous times with its final episode released on May 13, 2011.
  • Superman isn’t the only DC comic book character to appear on the “Smallville” TV show. Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, his beloved Lois Lane, the main opponent Lex Luthor, as well as several superheroes including Green Arrow, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Black Canary appeared before the viewers.
  • Curiously, not having all the rights to DC characters, the creators of “Smallville” allowed themselves to call Clark Kent the ‘Superman’ only twice – and only in the final season of the TV show.


Smallville is an American-made fantasy television series based on DC comics. The first season of the TV show was premiered on October 16, 2001 on The WB.

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